Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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2Face Idibia [Photo credit: NAN]

2Baba sues former band mate, Blackface, for N50 million

Singer BlackfaceNaija says he is being sued for N50million by his former Plantashun Boiz bandmate, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia. BlackfaceNaija said 2baba was suing him over his age-long claim that he wrote ‘Let Somebody Love You’ and ‘African Queen’; the latter’s biggest songs to date. In a letter sent through his…

Onyeka Onwenu (Photo Credit: Nigerian Eye)

Onyeka Onwenu in tears begs for release of Leah Sharibu

Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten the release of the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu. The singer made the passionate appeal in a 3-minute-clip shared by a senator, Ben Murray Bruce, on Facebook on Wednesday. Onyeka broke down in tears in the video…

Nnedi Okorafor speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts - August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Nigerian to write standalone comic on Black Panther’s “Shuri”

An award-winning Nigerian comic writer, Nnedi Okorafor, has been commissioned by Marvel Comics to write a book for Black Panther character, ‘Shuri’. Shuri, who gained global acceptance and fan base after the release of the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Black Panther’, is the younger sister of lead character, T’Challa. Marvel is launching…

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Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead 2018 MTV VMA nominations

Cardi B, Beyonce, and Jay-Z lead the nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which were announced on Wednesday. A statement by MTV states that the nominations cut across all gender-neutral categories. Cardi B received 10 nominations; which are gender-neutral including video, song, and artist of the year. Beyonce…

Shugri Jama Ibrahim - winner BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018

18-year-old wins BBC news Somali young female poet award

Shugri Jama Ibrahim, an 18-year-old form three student from Bosaaso, Somalia, has won the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018 award. The teenage poet, who was named winner on Wednesday was the first runner up in the 2017 awards. This is according to a statement by BBC World Service…

Saidi and Fathia at their son's graduation

Actors Saidi Balogun, Fathia Williams reunite for son’s graduation

Yoruba movie star, Saidi Balogun, and his ex-wife, actress, Fathia Williams, put their differences aside, at least for a day, to celebrate their son’s graduation on Saturday. Saidi’s son, Khalid, whom he had with Fathia, graduated from secondary school in Lagos. The celebration of his graduation saw the two ex-lovers…

Rita Dominic's birthday

PHOTOS: Rita Dominic celebrates 43rd birthday

Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, turned 43 on Thursday. To celebrate the day, she treated some colleagues and friends to dinner at the Sky Lounge and Restaurant in Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Celebrities like Michelle Dede, Femi Jacobs, Blessing Egbe, Lanre DaSilva and more were at the birthday dinner. Sharing…

Femi Odugbemi

INTERVIEW: How Nollywood can win an Oscar — Filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi

Femi Odugbemi is a Nigerian filmmaker and producer of international repute. His works celebrate the rich diversity of the Nigerian and African experience. He produced Tinsel, a widely acclaimed soap opera that started airing in August 2008. His filmmaking credits include ‘Gidi Blues’, ‘Battleground’, ‘Maroko’ and ‘Bariga Boy’. He is…

Olu Jacobs’ son weds in Rivers

PHOTOS: Olu Jacobs’ son weds in Rivers

Actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Jacobs, are currently in Rivers State for the wedding of their son, Olusoji. The traditional marriage rites began on Saturday. The actors, accompanied by family members and friends, arrived Buguma, the bride's hometown to ask for her hand in marriage. The bride, Boma Douglas, a…

Ja Randell and Kevin Nash on the set of 'Klippers'

Nigerian features wrestling legend, Kevin Nash, in new movie ‘Klippers’

A world wrestling legend, Kevin Nash, is featured in Klippers, a thriller written and directed by a U.S.-based Nigerian filmmaker, Ofu Obekpa. The Hollywood actor is a semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under their Legends programme. A Nigerian-Hollywood actor, Conphidance, famous for his role in the Emmy Award…

Phyno, Simi, Kizz Daniel, Pasuma sign up for City of Friends event

Nigerian music stars, Phyno, Simi, Kiss Daniel, Pasuma,9ice, and Harrysong, are billed to perform at the City of Friends event. The event, an initiative of 33 Export Beer, is in commemoration of the United Nations’ World Friendship Day celebrated around the world on July 30. It takes place in Calabar…

SARS

Police replace Lagos SARS commander

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force, in Lagos has appointed a chief superintendent of police, Peter Gana, as its new head. The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force Zone 2 Command, Dolapo Badmos, shared the news on Instagram on Thursday. Ms Badmos said Mr Gana's…

Yoko B and 2face

Singer Yoko B accuses 2face of song theft

An upcoming singer, Analike Okezie aka Yoko B, is insisting that music star, 2face's latest track, “Amaka” is his. 2face released a pop tune titled, Amaka, on June 26. The tune features DMW’s Peruzzi. Like 2face, Yoko B’s version is also about how an “Amaka” broke his heart. Yoko B…

Medical Outreach

400 persons benefit from free medical outreach in Lagos

No fewer than 400 persons have so far benefitted from a free medical outreach programme at Lekki and Ogudu Ori Oke, a suburb in Lagos State. The week-long medical outreach, which was organised by a non-profit, Our Daily Manna, included free insecticide treated nets to repel mosquitoes; as well as…

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Twitter to close fake, suspicious accounts

Twitter users will see a drop in their follower counts on Thursday as the company clamps down on “problematic” and “fake’’ accounts, The New York Times is reporting. Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers signaling a major new effort to restore trust on…

Ali Baba, wife launch foundation for girl-child education

Ace comedian, Atunyota ‘Ali Baba’ Akpobome, and his wife, Mary, launched the Purple Girls Foundation, to support girl-child education in Lagos on Wednesday. The launch and fund-raising at the Civic Center was organised to mark Mrs. Akpobome’s 50th birthday. The celebrant said the foundation was established to enhance the education…

Juliet Mbborukwe

Domestic violence: Actress Juliet Mgborukwe, husband fight on Instagram

Nollywood Actress, Juliet Mgborukwe, and her estranged husband, Chima Ojukwu, have engaged themselves in a war of words on Instagram. Trouble began after the actress announced on Instagram that she was filing for a divorce due to alleged domestic violence. She also shared photos showing the bruises her husband allegedly…

Femi Kuti to perform alongside Beyonce, Jay-Z at Global Citizen Festival

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, will on December 2 join other global stars at the Global Citizen Festival holding at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. He will perform alongside international music acts like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Cassper Nyovest, and Sho Madjozi. According to a…

The groom-to-be olusoji Jacobs and his bride Boma Douglas

Actor Olu Jacobs’ son set to wed

Olusoji, the son of veteran actors, Olu and Joke Jacobs, will tie the knot on later in the week. The excited actress shared the good news with her teeming Instagram fans on Monday. The actress also shared a number of the couple's fun-filled pre-wedding photos. "We prayed and waited patiently…

Toke Makinwa

I was paid N500,000 to attend an event – Toke Makinwa

Controversial media girl, Toke Makinwa, has revealed that she was once paid half a million naira to attend an event. The on-air personality and author shared how she has moved from “broken to glory” and from “grass to greener pasture” along with a picture on Sunday. Toke, who concluded her…

What it takes to make a Nigerian film — Nollywood director, Charles Uwagbai

Charles Uwagbai is a Nigerian filmmaker and the brain behind some of Nollywood’s blockbuster movies like “Esohe, Okoro the prince”, “The ghost and the tout”, “Brother Jekwu”, “The Black Silhouette” among others. PREMIUM TIMES caught up with him at his Lagos office where he shared some of the intricacies of…

Jim Iyke

Why I no longer feature in many movies – Jim Iyke

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has said he no longer features in many films these days because movie producers can no longer afford his fees. The Nollywood lover boy told Netng on Friday that he always interpreted his roles professionally and would still act if he got the right pay. “I…

Runtown

Singer Runtown severs ties with Eric Many Entertainment

Nigerian singer, Runtown, has finally released an official statement severing all ties between himself on his erstwhile record label, Eric Many Entertainment. In the statement issued on Friday, the singer said “the agreement entered into on June 21, 2016, officially came to an end on June 22, 2018.” He also…

AMAA founder, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe,

Kigali to host 2018 African Movie Academy Awards

The 2018 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, on September 22. According to a statement issued by the organisers, the event will hold at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali. The 2018 award nominees will also be unveiled on July…

Juliet's face

Domestic Violence: Nollywood actress Juliet Mgborukwe announces divorce

Nollywood actress, Juliet Mgborukwe is set to divorce her husband, Chima Ojukwu, citing domestic violence and abuse as reasons. The former SoundCity presenter made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday night sharing gory photos of her battered face and blood-splattered outfit. “Things sometimes are not always what they…